THE relationship between North Yorkshire’s national park and a local brewery has been strengthened with a first-of-its-kind donation.

York Brewery has become the first to donate funds online to help care for the North York Moors via a new facility set up on the national park’s website.

Earlier this year, York Brewery used heather from the National Park Authority’s Levisham Estate for its limited edition Moors-ish Ale, which sold out within just a few days of release. The brewery agreed to donate 2p from every pint sold to plant oak trees on the Levisham Estate.

Neil Arden, brand manager at York Brewery, said: “We’re really happy to be the first to donate using the new web portal, and I hope that we are the first of many.

“The National Park Authority does such fantastic work managing and preserving our beautiful Yorkshire landscape, and the projects that you can contribute to through the new scheme are important parts of that work.

“Working with the National Park Authority earlier in the year to produce our heather beer was an absolute joy and we were really happy with the result. The fact that it sold out so quickly is a testament to the regard the people of Yorkshire have for the North York Moors. It’s really good to think that we’re now putting something back for future generations to enjoy.”

People can use the national park’s web portal to donate. See